Friday, June 18, 2010

Jan Marini Skin Care Management System for Men


One of the toughest decisions this time of year is what to get Dad for Father’s Day. Every year, we struggle to give something original, thoughtful and yet useful. As a believer gifts that help the recipient look good and smile, I’m all for the gift of good skincare… for any occasion.

Just in time for Father’s Day, Jan Marini, a leading skin care physician, has debuted the Skin Care Management System for Men. This elegant and masculine skin care line is designed to improve and maintain the healthy appearance of a man's skin. Sorry ladies. I had a chance to sample this system and I’ve got to say, this easy-to-follow routine is nothing short of amazing. Glamazing!

The Skin Care Management System for Men is a 5-step, pre-packaged collection of physician-grade products with easy instructions for home use. Daytime products are marked with an icon of the sun, nighttime treatments have a moon and stars. The formulas are non-greasy and quickly absorb into the skin and the scent is uniquely mild and clean. Jan Marini is all about results.

The system includes five core products:

C-ESTA Cleansing Gel: A luxurious foamy cleansing gel that softens, smoothes. It also doubles as a fantastic shaving gel
C-ESTA Face Serum: A soothing serum that dramatically lessens the appearance of wrinkles and reconditions facial contours
Bioglycolic Bioclear Face Lotion: Provides skin resurfacing properties while addressing both adult acne and aging skin concerns
Age Intervention Peptide Extreme: A peptide formula that helps skin appear firmer and more hydrated
Antioxidant Daily Face Protectant SPF 30: Waterproof, oil-free formula that provides broad spectrum protection

Have you heard of Jan Marini? If not, you will.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Going Nuts Over Ole Henriksen Walnut Complexion Scrub


I’ve been trying to avoid the cliché but I’m seriously going nuts over this smooth gliding (I’m into products that glide) face scrub. Ole Henriksen Walnut Complexion Scrub is a foamy scrub that employs walnut powder to exfoliate. The walnuts are finely ground and have a smoother edge so they’re not abrasive and they don’t “cut” the skin like some of the other scrubs do. The little "miracle in a jar" contains aloe vera and chamomile to moisturize and soften... it also rocks some ginseng to increase cellular energy. Use it 2-3 times a week in place of your regular cleanser. I love it.

I’m not alone in my excitement over this scrub… Mark Wahlberg and Billy Zane use it along with cell phone-throwing Naomi Campbell and model/entrepreneur Tyra Banks.

Check it out at OleHenriksen.com and Sephora.com

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Get a Free Gillette Fusion ProGlide Razor


As a grooming guy who enjoys a good classic wet shave, I was a little hesitant on using a tricked out razor that actually does something I never imagined a razor would do. It vibrates. Yes… It VIBRATES. But truth be told, the new Gillette Fusion ProGlide had me at helloza! The weight, feel and performance of this razor added up to the best multi-blade shave I’ve experienced. Hands down. Done. The razor is pretty amazing. So much so Gillette is guaranteeing the shave with its promise to deliver your best shave or your money back.

The ProGlide comes with a reformulated lubrication strip (they added a touch of mineral oil) and thinner blades — all this reduces the pull on the beard. The handle is sturdy yet flexible and the trimmer does a nice job around the nose and lips. The vibrating action was like getting a facial. Dude, this is a full-service shave.

As with any shave, prep is as important as the actual shave. My ProGlide experience started with a shower and the new ProSeries Thermal Face Scrub. AMAZE. The scrub is formulated to warm up as you massaged onto your beard —similar to a barber shop hot towel treatment.


Check it out for yourself. I think you’ll agree this is an excellent, close and comfortable shaving experience. To get you started, Gillette is offering my blog readers the opportunity to try the razor for free and take the Gillette Fusion ProGlide Challenge. Click on the widget above and take the challenge. Gillette will send the razor to you. Hurry!

Gillette recognized GlamMan for it's excellent content and community (that's you) and is offering my readers exclusive ProGlides to try out. Product sample furnished by Gillette.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Father’s Day 2010: Go for the Glow!

Father’s Day is right around the corner... what should I get him?.... Hmmm.. skip the tie he might wear only once, forget the golf balls he’ll end up losing and 'can' the boxers that will never see the light of day…. Here's something different. How about giving him the gift of good skin care? Every dad is different but I’d bet a bottle of Petron that underneath all the macho passion for golf, barbeques and beer, there’s a part of dad (and maybe it’s even a small part just waiting to be developed) that wants to take care of his skin, hair and nails. Here's a list of a few GlamMan favorites, in a wide range of price points — any one of them would make an awesome and thoughtful Father’s Day gift.
A+ Performance
Jack Black’s NEW Performance Remedy Kit was developed specifically for active dads of all ages, to protect skin, soothe muscles and help the body recoup and replenish after strenuous workouts.
The naturally based treatments are designed to help fight fatigue, invigorate the senses, speed recovery and promote peak performance.
Performance Remedy Kit Includes:
Dragon Ice Relief & Recovery Balm
Turbo Wash Energizing Cleanser for Hair & Body
Oil-Free Sun Guard Sunscreen SPF 45, Very Sweat & Water Resistant
Intense Therapy Lemon & Chamomile Lip Balm
Price: $32
Get it: GetJackBlack.com

Tools of the Trade
Since men find their grooming routine to be anything but effortless, arm your dad with the right tools to show him that looking his best could be a breeze. Zwilling Pour Homme Three-Piece Grooming Kit features high-tech and superior-grade tweezers, a stainless steal folding nail clipper and a nose/ear hair scissor packaged in a leather case. Luxury grooming at it’s finest.
Price: $99
Get it: Nordstrom.com
Shine On
With summer around the corner, give Dad the gift of healthy skin with the H2O Plus Oasis Shine-Free Hydration System. This mattifying collection refines oil-prone skin with nutrient-rich marine botanicals, which help absorb excess shine and replenish moisture.
Set Includes:
Sea Clear Mattifying Cleansing Mousse
Face Oasis Shine-Neutralizing Gel
Sea Clear Mattifying Toner
Price: $38
Get it: H2OPlus.com

Going Green
Can’t sway your dad from his manly routine? At the very least, give him the gift of “green” grooming. Pangea Organics Bar Soaps and Facial Cleansers come in a variety of masculine scents and are housed in revolutionary plantable packaging. Pangea’s skin care will leave him feeling refreshed, clean and as handsome as ever!
Price: Bar Soap $6.99, Facial Cleanser $24.99
Get it: Pangeaorganics.com

Clean Up His Act
Bon Ami’s time-tested “green” cleaning products will lighten his load (and his carbon footprint) while brightening his home, tools and more.
Whether your dad’s a golfing guy, crazy about cars, or handy around the house, Bon Ami can be used to clean items you wouldn’t expect such as golf clubs, computers, tools and more!
The eco-friendly collection is available in a Free + Clear version as well as Tangerine Thyme.
The Bon Ami Collection includes:
All-Purpose Cleaner ­- $2.99
Dish Soap - $3.79
Liquid Cleanser - $3.39
Powder Cleanser - $1.19
Get it: BonAmi.com

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The Votes Are In And Jack Black Scores Big

Jack Black Protein Booster Skin Serum gets crowned Best Anti-Aging Serum of the Year at Men's Health Grooming Awards 2010

This high performance formula works on two levels to protect and correct skin, keeping it healthy and young-looking: on the surface to smooth skin and improve texture and clarity, and at a deeper level to help fight wrinkles and promote collagen production.